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[froo-jiv-er-uh s] /fruˈdʒɪv ər əs/

fruit-eating, as certain bats.
feeding on fruit; fruit-eating

from Latin frugi-, stem of frux “fruit, produce,” related to fructus (see fruit) + -vorous.


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